Region: Canada

Criminalise wage-fixing and no-poach agreements, Canadian parliamentary committee urges

A parliamentary committee has asked Canada’s government to ban anticompetitive labour market agreements between rivals, after Canada’s Competition Bureau was unable to investigate if three supermarket chains colluded to end an employee pandemic bonus.

18 June 2021

Canadian court spikes class action against ice-hockey leagues

A Canadian court has dismissed a class action claim against several major North American ice-hockey leagues accused of conspiring to restrict opportunities for junior players, confirming that criminal cartel rules do not apply to buyer-side agreements.

01 June 2021

Canadian government set to review competition rules

Canada’s government has agreed to review the country’s competition regime with an eye to legislative amendments, after politicians across parties argued that Canada’s Competition Bureau does not have the tools it needs to tackle labour market concerns.

16 March 2021

Canadian enforcer says airline deal remedies are inadequate

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has criticised the behavioural remedies laid out by the country’s transport authority in its conditional clearance of Air Canada’s proposed acquisition of Transat for failing to adequately address competition concerns.

18 February 2021

Panasonic settles class action claim in Canada for $6.3 million

Panasonic has become the final company to settle a class-action lawsuit in Canada that accused eight electronics companies of conspiring to fix the price of lithium-ion battery cells.

20 January 2021

Canada shuts down criminal cartel probe

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has dropped a criminal investigation examining whether media companies Postmedia and Torstar unlawfully conspired to close down 36 local newspapers.

11 January 2021


Featured in GCR 100 2021

Several familiar names continue to lead Canada’s antitrust bar, although a handful of lateral hires have tweaked our elite and highly recommended rankings.

11 December 2020

Canada agrees sixth settlement in infrastructure cartel probe

Engineering company Cima+ has agreed to pay C$3.2 million (€2 million) to settle an investigation by Canada’s antitrust authority into an alleged cartel that rigged bids for municipal infrastructure contracts in several cities across Québec.

09 December 2020

Canada says no-poach and wage-fixing agreements will not be criminalised

Canada’s Competition Bureau said it will not criminally investigate buy-side agreements for the purchase of products and services, such as no-poach and wage-fixing agreements.

01 December 2020

Goldman opens new boutique in Canada

Calvin Goldman QC, the former head of Canada’s Competition Bureau, has left Goodmans to start his own firm in Toronto.

22 October 2020

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